TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy may be looking at a multimillion-dollar contract extension, but he doesn't want to talk about it.
"I don’t know anything about that," McCoy said. "I just come to work at practice. Until there is a paper signed I don't know anything about a contract. I just know about coming to work and working hard every day."
The Bucs have said that signing the Pro Bowler to a contract extension is a priority. There have been reports that the team has reached out to one of McCoy's agents to start the negotiation process, but the two sides aren't believed to be close to finishing a deal.
McCoy said he'll stay out of those talks.
“I talk to [coach] Lovie [Smith], I talk to my teammates, and everybody is talking about coming to work and working hard every day," McCoy said.
McCoy will leave things up to his agents and general manager Jason Licht. In a relative sense, this shouldn't be a difficult deal to work out. McCoy is one of the best defensive tackles in the league, which means a new contract should average around $13 million per season.